Blackboard Learn

Online learning management system and course management

About Blackboard Learn

Blackboard for Business enables you to provide today’s diverse employees and learners with the flexible professional development, training, and online learning that they need to be successful. Our learning platforms are built on the fundamentals of how people learn, enabling learning online, on demand, and in real time. learning more effective in and beyond the traditional walls.

Our comprehensive solution is more than an LMS. It is a fully unified learning platform is that is trusted, flexible and impactful. And our support and experience ensures your success.

Pricing starting from:

US$9,500.00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Pricing starting from:

US$9,500.00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Features

Total features of Blackboard Learn: 42

  • AICC Compliance
  • API
  • Academic/Education
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Administrative Reporting
  • Admissions Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-in Course Authoring
  • Built-in LMS
  • Certification & Licensing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Communication Management
  • Community Management
  • Corporate/Business
  • Course Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Gradebook
  • Higher Education
  • K-12
  • Learner Portal
  • Learning Paths/Tracks
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Learning
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • SCORM Compliance
  • Self-Enrollment
  • Self-Learning
  • Social Learning
  • Student Information/Records
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Tests/Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Whiteboard
  • eCommerce Management
  • eLearning Companies

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Reviews

Overall rating

4 /5
(281)
Value for Money
3.8/5
Features
3.9/5
Ease of Use
3.7/5
Customer Support
3.8/5

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Gabriela R.
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  • Industry: Food Production
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Blackboard LMS for Business Review

Reviewed on 19/5/2020

My overall experience with Blackboard LMS Business is always amazing! It has helped and improved my...

My overall experience with Blackboard LMS Business is always amazing! It has helped and improved my grade so much because it lets me know ahead of time when assignments are due, which has helped be more organized as well. I love this software so much and I suggest everyone to use this!

Pros

A feature that I love the most about this software is it allows teachers to upload assignments online to eliminate the use of paper. This software is such an easy to use software and really simple to change any settings for the liking of your choice. What I also love about this is that it is a good platform to take tests and quizzes, which is super amazing because it is not confusing at all. I absolutely love this and it has helped be more organized!

Cons

A feature that I would like to see in the future is the mobile app, it could use a little improvement and it is a bit slow, but the desktop version is amazing so it does not really bother me because I usually check and do everything through my desktop. I still absolutely love this software.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A decent LMS, but there are better ones out there that have less workability issues

Reviewed on 7/10/2019

I have used both Blackboard and Moodle in the past, and I found them very similar for what they...

I have used both Blackboard and Moodle in the past, and I found them very similar for what they offered. I would have been fine using Blackboard indefinitely had I not found out about Canvas, which is what we are using now and I am absolutely it's biggest fan!

Pros

I used Blackboard for almost 10 years, and it was a decent LMS for my needs. When Blackboard Collaborate came out, it was even better because it added a new layer of possibilities (I could have several webinar/conversations going, merge conversations, and/or present to different groups at one time). However, there were always bugs in the system, even though we updated constantly. The Blackboard app was also very limited.

Cons

Too many bugs and freezes; many of my students had issues with accessing links when they used different internet browsers. Good for a small school or business, but not larger ones.

Anitha G.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

blackboard Learn for undergraduate classes

Reviewed on 12/4/2021

I used blackboard as a graduate student and I have been using it now as an instructor for my larger...

I used blackboard as a graduate student and I have been using it now as an instructor for my larger chemistry classes with 200 to 250 students, and it is really very helpful, makes my classes run smoothly.

Pros

it is easy to post all assignments, class materials, notes and grades using blackboard. Especially for larger classes I don't have to print the paper copy, posting the class material on blackboard will help students to print and refer to the material easily. Gradebook is one of the best features of blackboard, I have quizzes almost everyday for my students, posting these quizzes grades were very straightforward using blackboard. I have also used blackboard for online quizzes and exams, and for lab exams.

Cons

Blackboard gets slower when many people are using at the same time and some times it becomes unavailable due to maintenance(but we do get notice prior to it). other than that I had no issue with it.

John C.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
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a Long Term User's Honest Experience

Reviewed on 23/3/2016

Quick background, was in high tech sales and marketing for many years prior to teaching and heavily...

Quick background, was in high tech sales and marketing for many years prior to teaching and heavily involved with custom Computer Graphics systems since Time Arts Lumena was around (predecessor to Photoshop). Check out my LinkedIn profile for more details.

On to the product review -- I've been using Blackboard for *many* years, and have been teaching (and doing) Web Design and Development since 1993. I'm retiring shortly, so I can be absolutely frank and honest about my experience with this app without fear of upsetting IT folks or admins that I would have to work with in the future.

Truthfully, the ONLY reason I use this app is because I have no alternative at the College where I teach and it gives the students easy access to information, but so would any LMS (Learning Management System).

The UIX (User Interface Experience) is incredibly archaic and counter-intuitive. It's also painfully slow to use, as it does constant server requests (just paste the URL for a Blackboard connection into http://www.webpagetest.org/ for testing).

Sometimes one single click every 15 seconds is all the system will react to when I'm using the grade book, etc. -- in the "real" world, without captive users, no one would ever return to a site with those response times. To be fair to Blackboard, part of that may (or may not) be our schools network or Blackboard interface setup.

As far as usability, Blackboard needs to let the User Interface and UIX designers (if they even had any) direct the techs and coders. It's *very* obvious that it's been the reverse, . They should 'steal' some Apple UIX people and give them some *real* power to direct how the app works and what it looks like.

I've just finished using Blackboard for 3 hours+ doing things that should have taken 1 hour or less had the interface been optimized and more thought out. For example, under the 'Assignments' and 'Course Documents' sections there is no easy way to reorder or batch select using something basic like check boxes or a multi-select hot keys.

Also, any NEW assignment or document post goes to the BOTTOM (the absolute reverse of a Blog post) So I need to drag it back to the top (where it logically should go). However, even that is awkward, since when I drag to the top of the browser the window does not auto-scroll. I have to hold the left mouse button at the same time as I use my middle finger to roll the mouse wheel -- duh!!.

There IS a small text window pop-up accessed via an archaic icon to reorder posts, however, that shows only 5 assignment titles at a time (no window resize function to show more than 5). I can reorder them there, but need to do a single mouse click each time it moves up one position, but again, with no way to see more than 5 and no way to multi-select. So, if I have 50 course documents and want to shift 5 new documents to the top (where they belong) that's almost 250 mouse clicks to re-position 5 documents to where they should be in the first place - duh!!

In Gradebook it only shows 10 students listed by default. I can change the setting up to 50 but the next time I go back it's back or need to refresh something -- it's back to 10. It doesn't save defaults or give me a choice. This may seem to be nit-picking, but over the period of a 14 week semester that's a lot of wasted time time and clicks.

I'm going to end my review here as I have more work to do, but when I saw a 4 star review for this LMS being the solo review I had to balance it out. Bottom line is, the concept is good -- many, many modules/tools in a LMS bundled package but the execution is absolutely awful.

Just Google search 'Blackboard sucks' or 'I hate Blackboard' if you want real faculty and user opinions sans any marketing spin. Other telltale signs are when a company start to lose long-term clients. Ryerson University in Toronto just did a switch from Blackboard after "a multi-year consultation process". More on that process is here http://lms.blog.ryerson.ca/

Hopefully that last paragraph doesn't get censored, because that's the source of raw truth.

Pros

1. it's an LMS and something is better than nothing.
2. It's full of examples I can show my students on how not to do UI and UIX
3. Well established company is behind it
4. Modular front-end
5. Many bells and whistles

Cons

1. Counter intuitive, clunky, awkard UI (User Interface) - improve it by hiring UI/UIX experts and giving them actual control over the app interface and functions.
2. Slow (even when on the same network node or high speed cable connection) - needs a code rewrite/optimization.
3. Ancient aesthetics (although some design elements are now "flat design-ish") - hire UI and UIX designers and actually allow them to direct the final interface.
4. Many glitches (I've a folder full of screen-shots, if you want proof) - again a code rewrite needed, or ideally a complete start-over with newer code philosophies and methods.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Blackboard

Reviewed on 6/4/2021

This is our LMS system and we are in general very happy with it.

This is our LMS system and we are in general very happy with it.

Pros

I have found it easy to use and easy to get used to. I like the value that it brings to the educational experience.

Cons

It's not the most modern product. That being said all the tools exist once you get used to it and find them.

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Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Blackboard Learn supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Blackboard Learn supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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